French Impressions

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This story began while reading one of Betty Lou Phillip's books, French Impressions. As I was thumbing through the pages scanning photos and text, I soon realized this book, this author was bound to be one of my favorites. Betty Lou Phillips delves into reasons French style so appeals to us and to those who influenced the decor. 'I must thank thre … [Read more...]

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Country Living Decorating With White

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"White is simply timeless". Do you decorate in white? Do you love to accessorize your home with objects that are white? Are you drawn to a room 'dressed in white' and find it romantic? Whether your decor is traditional, contemporary, or rustic adding white to your decor can bring a sense of serenity and comfor I have shared with you … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Dreamy Days Do you ever have one of those days - that you feel like you're sleepwalking  barely roused from a deep dream.  That is how I'm feeling today. After long days of preparation and anticipation, our Christmas party arrived and then it was over. The moments are now but … [Read more...]

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Decorative Painting

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Decorative Painting Annie Sloan - Beyond Chalk Paint Many of you know, I now work part-time at our local library. This opportunity has opened up vistas of information for my imagination. Great books on home decor, gardening, cooking, crafting and more are available to all whether written this year or twenty to thirty years ago. One of … [Read more...]

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Collector’s Style

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever I have been reading a number of books on the different styles of collectors.   The Collector's Style The Collector's Eye Decorating with China and Glass and The Way We Live with The Things We Love beauty is in the eye of the beholder 'collecting is a satisfying process that requires a … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness No. 23

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  Christmas Tea With Victoria     “What is the Christmas spirit? it is the spirit which brings a smile to the lips and tenderness to the heart;     it is the spirit  which warms one into friendship with all the world, which impels one to hold out the   hand of fellowship to every man and woman” Anonymous … [Read more...]

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Victoria-A Return To Loveliness – No. 3

Welcome to the Third Victoria – A Return to Loveliness Blog Party Romantic Reminiscence  ~~~~~~  Victoria introduced us to Some marvelous people over the years ~~~~~ Tricia Foley ~~~~~~ Known for her romantic yet simple style Victoria Vol. 2 No. 2 pg. 53   Vol. 2 No. 2 pg 52   “Perhaps the soul of the Victorian … [Read more...]

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